Will legal ed and the practice of law pivot to meet the #neweconomy & #futureofwork?

“Lawyers aren’t going away. But the way we work is changing.”

Today’s client and, more importantly tomorrow’s client, demands that lawyers keep pace with the #futureofwork in the #neweconomy. Here’s where I think we are and where we HAVE to go.

How do you foresee this directly impacting the legal industry?

Asked by interviewer Adam Keirstead

Dean Evans

Well, there’s a really interesting move in the legal industry to prepare lawyers to have conversations with technologists in the IT department and those who are coding to leverage the existing master contracts that we have in order to figure out ways that we can automate certain functions.

Essentially, there are master agreements underneath that lawyers do, and there’s coding the coders and IT specialists do. They need to be able to talk to each other. This is an area that’s ripe for innovation on the law side.

Lawyers won’t go away, but the way that lawyers are interacting with business people, and in terms of our advice and how we work with them is going to certainly change!

Read the full transcript and listen to the original podcast with Dean Tonya M. Evans here.


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Tech Intersect #24: Dante Disparte-Stablecoins, FinTech and Future of Programmable Money with LibraCoin Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode of Tech Intersect, I speak with Dante Disparte, vice chairman and head of policy and communications for the Libra Association, an independent membership organization focused on creating a stablecoin that supports a financially-inclusive digital future. He is also the founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and serves on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council. Now one year into the LibraCoin Project, Dante and I delve into an illuminating conversation about its evolution, current status as of May 2020, the Facebook privacy controversy and testimony before the United States Congress and regulatory landscape, and plans for the fall 2020 launch in the United States and beyond to empower the unbanked and underbanked around the world. And our discussion takes place in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, which has helped make the case even more clear cryptographically secured digital, user-directed, low cost, contactless payments.  **SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY** There’s a more cost effective and time-efficient way to reach your leading-edge learning and earning goals, to put you ahead of the stiff competition in this fast-paced, tech-driven economy.Considering the broken state of ‘higher’ education, there has to be a better way. The fact is, traditional education costs too much, takes too long, and offers no guarantees of a job upon graduation. You need skills. Credentials. An advantage. Upcoming sessions:From Cash to Crypto: Buying Your First Bitcoin (6/30-7/14) Pre-enroll by May 31 for BONUS crypto tax session + Cointracker membership Register Right!: Protect Your IP, Brand & Business (7/21-8/4) Pre-enroll by June 21 for BONUS session for coaching to register your mark! Ready for an advantage? Inquire now!Guest social assets: Twitter: @DDisparteLinks: About Libra: https://libra.org/en-US/Tonya’s interview with Tom Merritt: Don’t Fear the Libra (re: Facebook’s corporate currency initiative) on The Daily Tech Show with Tom Merritt (Aug. 10, 2019)Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect and Instagram @TechIntersect Web: TechIntersectPodcast.com & AdvantageEvans.comMailing ListRapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Produced by Tonya Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.Support the show (https://techintersectpodcast.com/join/)
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Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)

Abstract

Reverse Engineering IP [free download]

Copyright 2013 Tonya M. Evans (published by Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review)

Headshot of Professor Tonya Evans
Credit: Leaping Lion Photography

“With the advent of the Internet and digital technology, the twenty-first century has ushered in a quantum increase in the ways to create, disseminate, and commercially exploit creativity. Digital technology allows anyone to create perfect digital copies of protected works in the comfort of their homes and to distribute them to tens, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of people with the click of a hyperlink via a handheld device. Indeed, copyright touches more ordinary people in substantial ways in this age of information than at any other time in American copyright history.

[….]

This Article asserts that copyright reform initiatives should “sample” (that is, borrow from) patent policies that protect access for further innovation to “remix” (that is, inform and reform) copyright law for the same end in the creative context. Throughout the Article, I use appropriation art to illustrate how an established cumulative medium of artistic creation is negatively impacted by overly restrictive copyright laws and may benefit from patent policies seemingly more well suited to encourage and support such creative innovation. Continue reading “Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)”

Internet Down! >> Internet Goes Black on Monday for Thousands of Users

Well, if you’re reading this yours is not one of the hundreds of thousands of computers infected with an aggressive virus called DNSChanger. The spread of this virus led the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to shut down several servers to head the virus off at the pass. Turning off those servers knocked all of the computers still infected with the virus offline.

Source: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Over the past five years, a group of six Estonian cybercriminals infected about 4 million computers around the world with DNSChanger. The malware redirected infected users’ Web searches to spoofed sites with malicious advertisements.

In November 2011, the FBI and some overseas partners arrested those responsible, commandeered their servers, and attempted to warn those affected to get rid of the virus.”

Read the entire article about Monday’s Internet Blackout (7/9/2012)